5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Speaker Verification on the World Wide Web

Michael Sokolov

Digital Equipment Corporation, Cambridge Research Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, USA

This paper describes a system for controlling access to web resources built using well-known speaker verification techniques. We describe the implementation of a speech verification server and an associated authentication module for the Apache web server. Speaker verification requires two inputs: a sample of the user's speech and an identity claim for the user; typically the user's name. However a more convenient system would not require a user name to be entered. We present the results of an attempt to implement speech-only authentication using open set speaker identification. We explore the effect of database size on performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sokolov, Michael (1997): "Speaker verification on the world wide web", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 847-850.